Published On: Tue, May 9th, 2017

Mortars land at AMISOM base near Mogadishu


A salvo of mortar rounds have just landed in Arbacow area, located in the outskirts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday night.

The mortars were reported to have hit a military base belonging to Burundian troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia. There was no confirmation of the casualties.

A heavy gunfire ha erupted following the barrage, with reports that armed militants are engaging AMISOM forces in a gunfight, as they try to overrun their base, residents said.

AMISOM is yet to comment on the attack against its camp in Arbacow area near Mogadishu.

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